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Kyle Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in a duel between two of NASCAR’s up-and-coming standouts.
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Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it a clean sweep at Indianapolis.
When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.
One week after Jeff Gordon asked his publicist to delay a long-planned announcement that he would drive the pace car before a race he won five times, the four-time Cup champion returned to the 2.5-mile oval as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement and the top attraction in Sunday’s race.
Brad Keselowski became the first three-time winner at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night in Sparta, Kentucky, overtaking Kevin Harvick on lap 201 and holding on for the Sprint Cup Series victory.
Storms washed out qualifying at Kentucky Speedway on Friday, putting Kevin Harvick on the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race based on owner points.
Lewis Hamilton had something on his mind before he was ready to ascend to the top step of the Formula One podium for the second week in a row.
After crashes, engine problems and eight races without a win, the jubilation was evident as Lewis Hamilton threw himself into the arms of his Mercedes team after winning Sunday’s rainy, incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix.
Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him – the anointed future star racing door-to-door with the former champion.
Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes captured the Chinese Grand Prix with ease on Sunday to extend his perfect start to the Formula One season and become just the fourth driver in history to win six straight races.
Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar’s return to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, on Friday.
Signed Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett signed with the Toronto Raptors on Monday, and the Canadian forward is looking toward a new start in his hometown. Bennett has had a rough two seasons in the NBA since he was the surprise top overall pick – by Cleveland – in 2013. He battled injuries in his rookie season with the Cavaliers and second season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he landed with Andrew Wiggins in the Kevin Love deal. Bennett averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 57 games for the Timberwolves. Out Florida State running back Mario Pender will miss Saturday’s football game at Wake Forest due to a collapsed lung suffered at practice last week. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Pender remained hospitalized and could be released later in the day. In three games for the 11th-ranked Seminoles (3-0 overall, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), Pender has 140 yards on 30 carries and has scored a touchdown.
SUZUKA, Japan – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to widen his lead in the Formula One title race. Hamilton capitalized on a strong start and surged ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg at the first corner. He led the rest of the way, crossing the finish line a comfortable 18.9 seconds ahead of Rosberg, who started from pole. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third.
Denny Hamlin vowed to make it to the championship round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and nothing so far is getting in his way. Not a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered playing basketball just days before the regular-season finale.
Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot. He returned in late May and has won three consecutive Sprint Cup Series races and four of the last five.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today’s race at Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach, Florida, because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday’s first practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice times if a qualifying session is canceled. When rain washed out the session, Ives proved to be a skilled weatherman.
MONACO – An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win at the Monaco Grand Prix and putting him firmly back in the title race. Formula One’s showcase race passes by the famed Monte Carlo casino, where big fortunes have been won and lost on its famed tables over the decades.
Austin Dillon’s driving was good. His celebration might have been even better.